Study of at least two religious traditions using three different academic approaches:

2. Approaches to Studying Religion (three courses):

Three courses, one in each area, covering more than one major religious tradition; level II or level III courses may be used to fulfill this requirement; a general education course in theological studies [BTS-T] may count toward this requirement:

Sacred Texts
(Text-oriented studies of sacred writings):

  • Rel 221 Jesus in Scripture and Tradition and Religion
  • Rel 222 The Biblical God
  • Rel 223 Paul: his Letters, his Gospel
  • Rel 270 Old Testament/Hebrew Bible
  • Rel 271 Historical Geography and the Bible in the Holy Land
  • Rel 273 Hebrew Prophets
  • Rel 276 The Ethics of Jesus
  • Rel 320 Interpreting Sacred Texts
Religion in History and Culture
(Historical studies of religious communities and cultural expressions):
  • Rel 212 Christian Theology in Historical Context
  • Rel 210 Theology of Food
  • Rel 213 Lutheran Heritage
  • Rel 214 Reformation Theology
  • Rel 215 Types of Protestantism
  • Rel 226 Christian Theology and Visual Arts
  • Rel 228 Worship and Theology
  • Rel 229 Bergman and the Possibility of Christian Theology
  • Rel 233 God and Faith in Autobiography
  • Rel 238 Quest of the Ring, the Grail and the Cross
  • Rel 240 Understanding Religious Traditions
  • Rel 241 Judaism, Christianity, Islam
  • Rel 243 Living Faith: Theology and Practice at Holden Village
  • Rel 246 Islam
  • Rel 247 American Judaism in Context: New York City
  • Rel 248 Judaism
  • Rel 251 Religions of South Africa
  • As/Rel 254 Jesus on the Indian Road
  • Rel 256 Gender and Religion
  • As/Rel 256 Religions of China and Japan
  • Rel 259 Religion and Culture in Rome (abroad)
  • Rel 260 Religion in America
  • Rel 262 Catholic Rome, Lutheran Wittenberg
  • Rel 267 African – American Religious Thought
  • Rel 272 Sacred Place in Greece and Turkey
  • Rel 275 Historical Geography and the Bible
  • Rel 277 Travel and Ethics
  • Rel 280 Religion and Literature
  • Rel 282 Obama’s Theologian: Reinhold Niebuhr
  • Rel 293 Religious Pluralism and the Nature of Community
Religious Thought
(Theological and philosophical studies of religious ideas):
  • Rel 201 Essentials of Christian Theology
  • Rel 202 Classics and Moderns
  • Rel 203 The Greats
  • Rel 207 Christian Theology and the Moral Life
  • Rel 208 Christian Theology and Human Existence
  • Rel 209 Introduction to Feminist Theology
  • Rel 210 Theology of Food
  • Rel 217 Christian and Islamic Ethics
  • Rel 218 Political and Liberation Theology
  • Rel 225 God and Human Suffering
  • Rel 227 Jews and Christian after Christendom
  • Rel 230 Theology of Creation
  • Rel 234 Luther and Aquinas
  • Rel 235 Kiekegaard as Theologian
  • Rel 239¬†Beyond Narnia
  • Rel 242 Gandhi, Niebuhr, and King
  • Rel 244 The Death of God
  • Rel 245 Theology of Religion and Interreligious Dialogue
  • Rel 252 Issues in Science and Religion
  • Rel 253 Hinduism
  • Rel 254 Theology in Comparative Perspective
  • Rel 257 Buddhism
  • Rel 263¬†Roman Catholic Theology
  • Rel 264 Theology and Sexuality
  • Rel 267 African-American Religious Thought
  • Rel/Phil 278 The Ethics of War
  • Rel 278 Christian Ethics and Ecological Justice
  • Rel 282 Obama’s Theologian: Reinhold Niebuhr
  • Rel 289 Buddhism, Peace and Justice
  • Rel 293 Religious Pluralism and the Nature of Community
  • Rel 296 Love, Justice, and Social Relations
  • Rel 297 Christian Ethics, Life and Death
  • Rel 302 History of Christian Thought I
  • Rel 303 History of Christian Thought II
  • Rel 304 History of Christian Thought III
  • Rel 341 Conscience and Its Critics
  • Rel 342 Christian Environmental Ethics
  • Rel 344 Feminist Perspectives and Christian Ethics
  • Rel 366 Christian Theology and Political Life